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Gone With the Wind Power

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The biggest problem with wind power is the sheer amount of energy required to manufacture, transport, erect and assemble each turbine, not to mention the energy each one uses during operation. The net output of electricity of each of these eyesores is minimal in the sort and long run.
 

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"Antarctica station. Look at the pic and give a think."

FAIL: Antarctic research station wind turbine crashes, diesel to the rescue​

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Diesel is the backup, but diesel must be brought in by ship.
 

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Diesel is the backup, but diesel must be brought in by ship.
Yes, and they hand built those wind turbines in Antarctica out of easily obtained materials just lying around on the glaciers.
 

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https://www.newsweek.com/texas-wind-turbines-frozen-power-why-arctic-1570173
Wind turbines in Texas have been targeted by state officials after a freezing winter storm knocked out power supplies to millions of homes.

Temperatures in the state fell as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this week, causing widespread disruption. Thermal energy sources, including gas, coal and nuclear energy were all affected due in part to frozen instruments.

But it was wind turbines which drew the attention of Sid Miller, Texas's Commissioner of Agriculture. He said in a Facebook post Tuesday: "We should never build another wind turbine in Texas. The experiment failed big time. Governor Abbott's Public Utility Commission appointees need to be fired and more gas, coal and oil infrastructure built."

Basically Texas bought cheaper units not taking into account once in a while Texas does freeze.
 

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Yes, and they hand built those wind turbines in Antarctica out of easily obtained materials just lying around on the glaciers.
O.K., I'll take this slower, both the windmill and diesel generator need to be shipped in, but the wind for the windmill is free and easily available while the diesel fuel needs to be shipped in still. By the way, the windmill is the supplemental system while diesel is the main.
 

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This is a totally different design, called flaps turbine...wind speed rating of 90 m/s is 200 mph. There might just be a better mouse trap.
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Those birds are too fat to fly and their wings r tiny, or theyd be windmill chopped suey for sure. I think they are just too lazy.

Where do those people chop their firewood for winter?